“In The Wind That Runs Love” a Worship Poem from L.Willows (Holy, God’s Spirit, Blessing)

IN THE WIND THAT RUNS LOVE

Holy God, Your song, is in the Wind that runs Love,
whispering and praying as thousands of doves.
There we see the majesty, in heaven’s deep blue.
With wonder, we ponder the mysteries of You.

Bring to the fore the hearts that shine grace.
Fill every need in The Lord’s deep embrace.
Yours from the Beginning to the End and then more,
for every tomorrow – we enter Love’s Door.

Come, Holy Blessings in a raincloud that bursts,
Sweeten heart hopes, as The Father fills thirst.
Run with the Winds of Love’s prayer freed,
lifted by the Grace of divine intercede. 

Yours in the Wind-songs, our voices call Home,
in worship that gathers, swept from all roam.
Holy- Your song, in the Wind that runs Love.
Whispering, and praying as thousands of doves.


© 2020 Linda Willows

Deuteronomy 28:2 –“The Lord through Moses said, “And all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God.”

Acts 2:2 —And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.

“The Heavenly Gate”, a worship poem from L.Willows (God’s Glory, God’s Love, Heaven, and Earth)

The Heavenly Gate

I have seen a place where we all rise…
God’s symphony lifts clouds in a dance to the skies.
All of the heavens are opened at His Gate,
there in the roam of a Paradise state.

Kept by a sweetness, I felt someone near-
all of life’s friendships, everyone dear.
Touched by all heart songs, there I could dance
drawn like a bird who could fly into the expanse.

Here in the midst of All Love, I was called
into the blushing of winds that worshiped, enthralled.
Stepping out from all that keeps us astray
the Threshold had beckoned and swept me away.

There were no tears or burdens in this quiet place bright.
Sunshine of warmth beckoned all towards The Light.
I cast off one shoe, then the other, then Free!
Soon I was dancing with another like me.

I remember the Motion that swept through me there
cast from some other; as wind through reed’s prayer.
This, in holy, roam at God’s heavenly Gate
I danced, mingled with the winds in sweet moments elate.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Revelation 21:4He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

Matthew 7:13-14 -Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

“KNOWING CHRIST”, BY CHARLES SPURGEON (GRACE, FAITH, Christian RESOURCES)

“Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”  —2 Peter 3:18

“Grow in grace”—not in one grace only, but in all grace. Grow in that root-grace, faith. Believe the promises more firmly than you have done. Let faith increase in fullness, constancy, simplicity. Grow also in love. Ask that your love may become extended, more intense, more practical, influencing every thought, word, and deed. Grow likewise in humility. Seek to lie very low, and know more of your own nothingness. As you grow downward in humility, seek also to grow upward—having nearer approaches to God in prayer and more intimate fellowship with Jesus. May God the Holy Spirit enable you to “grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour.” He who grows not in the knowledge of Jesus, refuses to be blessed. To know Him is “life eternal,” and to advance in the knowledge of Him is to increase in happiness.

He who does not long to know more of Christ, knows nothing of Him yet. Whoever hath sipped this wine will thirst for more, for although Christ doth satisfy, yet it is such a satisfaction, that the appetite is not cloyed, but whetted. If you know the love of Jesus—as the hart panteth for the water-brooks, so will you pant after deeper draughts of His love. If you do not desire to know Him better, then you love Him not, for love always cries, “Nearer, nearer.”

Absence from Christ is hell; but the presence of Jesus is heaven. Rest not then content without an increasing acquaintance with Jesus. Seek to know more of Him in His divine nature, in His human relationship, in His finished work, in His death, in His resurrection, in His present glorious intercession, and in His future royal advent. Abide hard by the Cross, and search the mystery of His wounds. An increase of love to Jesus, and a more perfect apprehension of His love to us is one of the best tests of growth in grace.

“I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.” Philippians 3:8

Spiritual knowledge of Christ will be a personal knowledge. I cannot know Jesus through another person’s acquaintance with Him. No, I must know Him myself; I must know Him on my own account. It will be an intelligent knowledge—I must know Him, not as the visionary dreams of Him, but as the Word reveals Him. I must know His natures, divine and human. I must know His offices—His attributes—His works—His shame—His glory. I must meditate upon Him until I “comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.”

It will be an affectionate knowledge of Him; indeed, if I know Him at all, I must love Him. An ounce of heart knowledge is worth a ton of head learning. Our knowledge of Him will be a satisfying knowledge. When I know my Saviour, my mind will be full to the brim—I shall feel that I have that which my spirit panted after. “This is that bread whereof if a man eat he shall never hunger.” At the same time, it will be an exciting knowledge; the more I know of my Beloved, the more I shall want to know. The higher I climb the loftier will be the summits which invite my eager footsteps. I shall want the more as I get the more. Like the miser’s treasure, my gold will make me covet more.

To conclude; this knowledge of Christ Jesus will be a most happy one; in fact, so elevating, that sometimes it will completely bear me up above all trials, and doubts, and sorrows; and it will, while I enjoy it, make me something more than “Man that is born of woman, who is of few days, and full of trouble”; for it will fling about me the immortality of the everliving Saviour, and gird me with the golden girdle of His eternal joy. Come, my soul, sit at Jesus’ feet and learn of Him all this day.

From Charles Spurgeon’s daily devotional, Mornings and Evenings with Spurgeon. Go to www.daily-devotional.com to sign up to receive emails with each day’s reading.

Links to resources to Know More About Jesus-

Billy Graham.org

The Gospel Coalition.org

Connection Points

About Jesus from Christianity.com

Scripture on Faith in Jesus

The Side B Podcast (castos.com) (Podcast for Sceptics)

Resources to Know God from CRU

Spurgeon on Knowing Christ

Eternal Perspective Ministries

The Truth about Christianity

Blue Letter Bible and Commentaries

Mongerism (Articles on the Christian Faith)

Tim Keller podcast “Why we believe in Jesus” 

Tim Keller podcast “The Timing of Jesus”